President Joe Biden should seek for re-election in 2024, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
With the midterm elections nearly over and Dems. expected to hold a Senate majority and a slim House minority, the 82-year-old Democratic leader said Biden, who reaches 80 next Sunday, should campaign again because “he has achieved so much” and “has a fantastic record.”
Pelosi made the statements during an interview with ABC’s “This Week” with anchor George Stephanopoulos.
“President Biden has been a fantastic president for our nation,” Pelosi remarked. “Under his leadership, about 10 million jobs have been created. Of course, collaboration with the commercial sector is important. He’s just done so many wonderful things.”
“He’s placed money in people’s pockets, immunizations in their arms, children back in school, people returned to work, and for starters, he’s created 10 million jobs,” she went on. “He has made America self-sufficient by passing the CHIPS bill, which states that we are no longer relying on people who would withhold things that allow us to create in our country. The Inflation Control Act, $368 billion in well-paying green job opportunities, clean air and water for our children, a national security concern to stem migration and rivalry for habitat and food, and upholding our commitment to future generations. The PACT Act, honoring our heroes, the nonpartisan infrastructure bill, all with justice, equity, inclusiveness, and diversity, ushering us into a new era. He’s been a fantastic president, and he’s got a great track record to run on.”
Some experts see the outcome of the midterm elections as a leading indicator of Biden’s chances of running for re-election.
“If Biden can keep a Democratic Senate, he’ll be in a good position to seek for re-election,” Rice College presidential historian Douglas Brinkley stated to the Washington Post on Election Day. “Now, if the Republicans win the House and Senate in a red wave, there will be a drumroll for Biden not to be the party’s choice.”
Biden stated that he currently not decided whether to run for president in 2024.
“My assumption is that we’ll make that decision early next year,” Biden previously told reporters. “My assessment of running, when I reveal, if I reveal my aim is to run again, but I am a huge respecter of fate, and this is essentially a family decision. I believe everyone desires for me to run, but we’ll talk about it,” he continued.